leafy leavessouth west london The town has seen an increase in infections in the past two weeks – despite being among the most vaccinated in the capital.
In the seven days to November 27, the town’s infection rate was 655.1 per 100,000 people. It represents a 16 percent increase from the previous week.
The Sutton neighborhood is not far behind, with a case rate of 529.6 per 100,000 – a sharp rise of 28 per cent.
Kingston upon Thames has the third highest infection rate in London with 507.4 cases per 100,000. This represents an increase of 17 percent per week.
Wandsworth, with 492.2 injuries per 100,000, is fourth while nearby Merton, with 478.1, completes the top five.
However, the interior of London has some of the lowest infection rates in the country – despite consistently being the epicenter of the virus during the previous three waves.
Newham has a case rate of 240.7 cases per 100,000, while Westminster has an infection rate of 269.4
The incidence rates in Camden and Tower Hamlets are 269.8 and 279.2 cases per 100,000, respectively.
This is despite the fact that many neighborhoods in London have some of the lowest vaccination coverage in the UK.
Only 45.2 percent of residents aged 12 or older in Becton Park, a ward of Newham, had the double stabbing, compared with 75.3 percent in Twickenham North, which is in the Richmond borough.
The capital continues to lag behind other regions of the UK in vaccination. Just over 60.8 per cent of Londoners are under arrest, compared to 80.6 per cent in Devon and 82.4 per cent in East Yorkshire.
High levels of vaccination help suppress transmission of the virus.
A study led by Dutch researchers at the country’s Center for Infectious Disease Control, and published in October, found that vaccinated people with the delta type were 63 percent less likely to be infected than those who were not stabbed.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases have risen nationwide as the country recorded more than 50,000 cases last Friday. Daily deaths are still relatively high but lower than last month, with a seven-day average of 122 as of November 28 – down from 146 on November 14.